‘My Last Hope’

 |  December 8, 2020

Matat, elderly Jewish widower in Kyrgyzstan who had lost hope

Matat wouldn’t be alive if not for Fellowship friends. Quite literally, The Fellowship saved this elderly Jewish widower’s life when he’d lost all hope.

Support from Fellowship-supported Chesed in their native Kyrgyzstan first impacted the lives of Matat and his wife as she battled a terminal illness.

“You extended my wife’s life, giving her medical equipment we couldn’t afford,” Matat recalls. “When my beloved was around, things were fine. We dreamed together.”

But Matat’s wife passed away, leaving him completely alone. He no longer wanted to live. At the last moment, a Chesed homecare worker happened to be in the neighborhood and check on this sweet lonely man. Finding him nearly unconscious, she called for help… and saved Matat’s life.

Now Fellowship volunteers bring some hope – and even happiness – to Matat’s life each and every day, each and every month. Homecare help and help with basic needs like groceries surely brighten his life. But it’s the love and companionship – from Fellowship friends around the world, especially as the lonely holidays approach – that have saved his life.

“Without this assistance I’d probably be gone long ago,” Matat says. “The Fellowship is my last hope.”

As the lonely holiday season approaches, you can be the hope that an elderly Jewish person like Matat needs with a monthly gift to The Fellowship.

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